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Supermarine - An Illustrated History

In 1904 an eccentric inventor, Noel Pemberton-Billing, took an interest in flying machines. In the spirit of the pre-Wright brothers pioneers, he launched himself off the roof of his house in a flight which ended 30 feet directly below.
From these humble beginnings emerged a company that went on to produce the most famous, most instantly recognisable fighting aircraft in the world: the Supermarine Spitfire.

Supermarine's engineering mastermind, R. J. Mitchell, designed an astonishing twenty-four different aircraft during his twenty years at Supermarine. The Spitfire, his greatest creation, earned a legendary status rarely bestowed on mere machines.
After Mitchell's untimely death, and the factory's destruction at the hands of the Luftwaffe, Supermarine forged ahead with radical new designs for the jet age.

The path to the Spitfire and its jet-powered successors is one of the most remarkable journeys in aviation history. From the founding of the first airport, to record-breaking racing seaplanes and year-long flying boat expeditions beyond the frontiers of civilisation, the story of Supermarine is one that has influenced the course of world history.

This book records the history behind the iconic photographs that captured the spirit of this golden age of experimentation and rapidly shifting frontiers of technology and human achievement.

Produktinformation

Autor:Christopher Smith
Ausführung:128 Seiten, 23.5 x 16.5 cm, Softcover
Abbildungen:150 Fotos
Verlag:Amberley Publishing (GB, 2016)
EAN:9781445651248
Buch: Supermarine - An Illustrated History

Supermarine - An Illustrated History

Sprache: Englisch

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Supermarine 1913-63

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It may be hard to imagine in 2012, but Great Britain was once filled with a plethora of aircraft manufacturers. One hundred years ago, the seeds of many of them were being sown, as the demand for aircraft gained pace following the outbreak of the First World War. Not all survived following the armistice and the subject of this book, Supermarine, only kept going by the skin of its teeth and certainly did not settle into a profitable aircraft manufacturing business until the mid to late 1920s.
However, with the genius mind of Reginald Joseph Mitchell on board, the company could do no wrong and without doubt, the company's most famous and well-known product was the Spitfire.

The colossal orders received for the fighter set the company on a steady post-war course which, once again, was a period that saw other companies fall by the wayside. Following Mitchell's demise, we must not forget the man who carried the baton, Joe Smith, who developed the Spitfire and Seafire into a machine that remained in production for ten years, ultimately ending its service career in Korea. Smith did not just ride on that back of Mitchell's designs and was responsible for the Spiteful, Seafang and the Attacker to name but a few.

This book gives readers an insight into the aircraft produced by Supermarine, and those that did not quite make it, as well as a history of the aircraft company itself.

Produktinformation

Ausführung:192 Seiten, 24.5 x 17 cm, Softcover
Abbildungen:reich illustriert
Verlag:Key Publishing Ltd (GB, 2023)
EAN:9781802823714
Buch: Supermarine 1913-63

Supermarine 1913-63

Sprache: Englisch

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Supermarine Rolls-Royce S6B Manual (1931) - Record-breaking racing seaplane, winner of the Schneider Trophy (Haynes Aircraft Manual)

On 13 September 1931 the Schneider Trophy was won outright for Britain on Southampton Water by Flt Lt John Boothman flying Supermarine S6B, S1595, with a record-breaking average speed of 379.08mph.

Seiten aus dem Buch Supermarine Rolls-Royce S6B Manual (1931) (1)

Ralph Pegram relates the story of the Schneider Trophy competitions and describes the development of British high-speed seaplane designs.
He examines the anatomy of the S6B (including the Rolls-Royce R engine), as well as giving rare insights into its flying characteristics and how it was maintained, operated and - of course - raced in the final competition.

Seiten aus dem Buch Supermarine Rolls-Royce S6B Manual (1931) (2)

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Produktinformation

Autor:Ralph Pegram
Ausführung:192 Seiten, 27.5 x 21.5 x 1.3 cm, Hardcover
Abbildungen:zahlreiche farbige und s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:Haynes Publishing (GB, 2018)
Serie:Haynes Aircraft Manual
EAN:9781785212260
Buch: Supermarine Rolls-Royce S6B Manual (1931) - Record-breaking racing seaplane, winner of the Schneider Trophy (Haynes Aircraft Manual)

Supermarine Rolls-Royce S6B Manual (1931) - Record-breaking racing seaplane, winner of the Schneider Trophy

Sprache: Englisch

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Supermarine Southampton - The Flying Boat that Made R.J. Mitchell

The Supermarine Southampton was the first in a series of successful flying boats designed by Supermarine's R.J. Mitchell and was the first one to be designed for the RAF after the First World War. Produced between 1924 and 1934 it entered into RAF service in 1925 and became the second longest serving (behind the Short Sunderland) and one of the most successful of the inter-war flying boats.

In an unusual move for the times, the Air Ministry ordered six Southamptons straight from the drawing board as the design had been based on the success of the experimental Supermarine Swan amphibious aircraft. So successful was the aircraft that a further twelve were ordered in July 1925.

The Southampton was a hugely successful aircraft for the RAF, the aircraft's main sponsor, and was used for reconnaissance duties and as a patrol aircraft. It became best known for a series of publicly lauded long-distance flights, the intention of which was partly 'flag waving' and partly for gaining valuable experience of flying boats in remote waters. The 1927 Far East Flight became known for the Southampton's display of its prodigious range and reliability.

The Southampton was a very successful series of flying boats with sales also being made to Argentina, Turkey and Japan almost doubling Supermarine's business in just a few years. A total of eighty-three of all types were built, all of which are revealed in this unrivalled collection of archive images, the majority of which, having been drawn from private collections, have not been published before.

Produktinformation

Autor:Jo Hillman, Colin Higgs
Ausführung:208 Seiten, 23.5 x 16 x 1.9 cm, Hardcover
Abbildungen:249 s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2020)
EAN:9781526784940
Buch: Supermarine Southampton - The Flying Boat that Made R.J. Mitchell

Supermarine Southampton - The Flying Boat that Made R.J. Mitchell

Sprache: Englisch

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From Nighthawk to Spitfire : The Aircraft of R.J. Mitchell

R.J. Mitchell was virtually self-taught and almost all his aircraft were slow-flying seaplanes. The story of how this man from the land-locked Midlands, apprenticed to a locomotive works, became responsible for the Spitfire is a great tale in itself.

This detailed book tells us how Mitchell learned his trade - contributing to the production of the cumbersome Nighthawk (designed to combat the German Zeppelin threat) and gradually coming to produce record-breaking racing floatplanes that won outright the prestigious international Schneider Trophy.
Mitchell was thus well placed to design a high-speed aircraft when war was imminent; however, as John K. Shelton reveals, the production of the famous fighter was by no means a certainty and its vital contribution to winning the Battle of Britain was 'a very close run thing'.

Produktinformation

Autor:John K. Shelton
Ausführung:208 Seiten, 23.5 x 15.5 cm, Softcover
Abbildungen:90 s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:The History Press Ltd (GB, 2015)
EAN:9780750962223
Buch: From Nighthawk to Spitfire : The Aircraft of R.J. Mitchell

From Nighthawk to Spitfire : The Aircraft of R.J. Mitchell

Sprache: Englisch

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Spitfire People - The Men and Women Who Made the Spitfire the Aviation Icon

Published to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, this book presents a fresh angle on the Spitfire by examining the contribution to its development and achievements by over 65 people, some famous, others not. Without the courage and tenacity of some leading political and military figures and the hard work of lesser-known mortals, there would have been no Spitfire, no Battle of Britain and no ultimate victory in 1945.

Many people in positions of power played their part in the ultimate success of the Spitfire, but a few staked their reputations on a radical design that brought together the best in British design, technology and ingenuity.

This book tells many significant individual stories.

Political people: Sir Winston Churchill (voice in the wilderness and wartime leader), Air Marshal Sir Wilfred Freeman (senior champion of the Spitfire in the Air Ministry), Lord Beaverbrook (Minister for Aircraft Production);

Design and development people: Reginald Mitchell (chief designer 1934a 36), Joe Smith (chief designer 1936a 47), Jeffrey Quill (test pilot), Ernest Hives (Rolls-Royce experimental head and key player in the design of the Merlin engine), Sir Stanley Hooker (mathematician and Merlin engine developer), the ladies of Vickers Supermarine at Trowbridge (factory workers);

Operational people: James 'Johnny' Johnson (highest-scoring Spitfire ace), Henry Cozens (first squadron commander), Geoffrey Wellum (youngest Battle of Britain pilot), Douglas Bader (Spitfire wing leader and inspirational disabled pilot).

Experimental people: Tony Martindale (RAE Farnborough test pilot), Eric 'Winkle' Brown (chief naval test pilot and the first man to land a Seafire on an aircraft carrier);

Heritage people: Ray Hanna (Old Flying Machine company), Carolyn Grace (the only female owner/pilot in the world), Phill O'Dell (chief test pilot at Rolls-Royce and Spitfire display pilot).

Produktinformation

Autor:Paul Beaver
Ausführung:256 Seiten, 24.5 x 18 x 2.5 cm, Hardcover
Abbildungen:120 s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:Evro Publishing (GB, 2015)
EAN:9781910505052
Buch: Spitfire People - The Men and Women Who Made the Spitfire the Aviation Icon

Spitfire People - The Men and Women Who Made the Spitfire the Aviation Icon

Sprache: Englisch

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Beyond the Spitfire : The Unseen Designs of R.J. Mitchell

Popular history has a tendency to simplify, and accounts of the life and career of aeronautical engineer R.J. Mitchell are no exception. Remembered most fondly for his epochal Spitfire design, his other designs - many of them failures and disappointments - have largely been ignored.

As a designer for Supermarine, Mitchell produced a huge body of concepts, projects and ideas that never left the drawing board. In "Beyond the Spitfire Ralph Pegram" brings Mitchell's previously unseen work to light in an attempt to evaluate the entire portfolio of one of Britain's most talented aeronautical designers.

Illustrated with a combination of layout drawings and impressive CGI renderings of Mitchell's designs, this book is an insightful and indispensable addition to our understanding of the work of a man often called a genius.

Produktinformation

Autor:Ralph Pegram
Ausführung:240 Seiten, 22.5 x 25 cm, Hardcover
Abbildungen:165 s/w-Abbildungen und 8 Farbfotos
Verlag:The History Press Ltd (GB, 2016)
EAN:9780750965156
Buch: Beyond the Spitfire : The Unseen Designs of R.J. Mitchell

Beyond the Spitfire : The Unseen Designs of R.J. Mitchell

Sprache: Englisch

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Spitfire's Forgotten Designer - The Career of Supermarine's Joe Smith

Whenever the Spitfire is mentioned the name of its famous designer R.J. Mitchell comes to mind. However, Mitchell died in June 1937 and never saw his prototype design progress into becoming one of the most famous fighter aircraft of the Second World War.

Working under Mitchell as chief draughtsman was Joe Smith who was greatly involved with the early design of the Spitfire. After Mitchell's death, Smith first became manager of the design department, and then chief designer.

This illustrated book celebrates the inspirational and innovative work of Mitchell, Smith and their successful design team. Including first-hand accounts of members of the design team and apprentices, it reveals a little-known but pivotal figure. Smith's dedication, leadership and the part he played in the development of the Spitfire and post-war jet aircraft have largely been forgotten.

Produktinformation

Autor:Mike Roussel
Ausführung:288 Seiten, 23 x 15.5 x 2.3 cm, Softcover
Abbildungen:Illustrationen (wovon einige in Farbe)
Verlag:The History Press Ltd (GB, 2013)
EAN:9780752487595
Buch: Spitfire's Forgotten Designer - The Career of Supermarine's Joe Smith

Spitfire's Forgotten Designer - The Career of Supermarine's Joe Smith

Sprache: Englisch

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